Beach cover-ups have come a long way, capable of taking you from the beach to the city. Create an entire outfit when you choose the right beach cover-up and add the right accessories.
Whether you want your swimsuit to peek through your cover-up or want to accentuate your legs there is an option for every figure. Here are four different looks you can try to achieve the look you want and where to find them.
Tunics are the ultimate summer cover-ups, they provide plenty of coverage but end just below the hip allowing you to still show plenty of leg. Just about every designer has added tunics to their collection this season so finding the right one should be an easy task. Try a super gauzy tunic with shorter sleeves, add a matching sash to accentuate your hips and you are ready to go.
Long Caftans are great for those who are a little more timid about running around the beach in just a suit or a small cover-up. The best beach caftans will fall to your feet but leave plenty of room for you to stay cool. Slits running up the leg allow plenty for plenty of movement and the maximum amount of comfort while sunbathing. Avoid caftans with small prints and go for bold or solid looks.
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For a cute option Echo has a long caftan with a drawstring at the bust. The bright caftans come in three different colors and are made of thin enough fabric to almost appear sheer. Just My Size has several caftans that were made for sleeping but the colors and style work great poolside. For plus size caftans with a little detail, sequins and other embellishments, shop Silhouettes online selection.
Sarongs are the easiest beach cover up to get into and out of, you simply wrap and tie. Try to find a sarong in a bright summery color or go for large bold prints. I like to tie on sarongs that just wrap around the one time and have fabric to tie on the hip. Keep the sarong short and loose which is more flattering than being left without enough room for your legs to go one in front of the other.
Free People Clothing has a huge selection of woven sarongs in bright patterns and fabric choices. The African Print Sarongs have a sash that can be tied at the waist and the layers of fabric have you ready to go from the beach to dinner.
Low Slung Pants
When you are ready to leave the beach or visit a beachside eatery but need a little more than a cover-up try pairing low slung pants with a cropped top. Loose fitting pants with a wide leg made from a lightweight fabric work best over a suit, the low fit with a cropped top still lets you show a bit of skin. Try a button down top that can be left open or keep the top unbuttoned but tie the ends together so your suit still shows.
For sexy beach ready pants try Alloy which has a wide leg gauze pant in black and white. The low slung pants fold over the waist and fall over the feet. Another option is the strapless gauze jumper that can be worn all the way up or folded over as well. Smocking on the bust and waist keeps it sitting just where you need it and makes it easy to slip over your swimsuit.
So ditch the extra large t-shirt and stop trying to drag your jean shorts over sandy thighs, there is something so much cuter out there for you.